Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 20, 2010 10:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

again im not making any excuses for some sloppy music during the latter years and i dont have to sugarcoat shit,because there are plenty of nights that the music speaks for itself in the 90s....some of their best shows ever came from 88-91.Jerry of course was on the straight and narrow during that run...and anyway all this is steming from my 1st statement of saying more or less,give him the the credit he deserves,how it got to a debate over when the best music was played,i dont know.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: clashcity Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

"some of their best shows ever came from 88-91"

This statement could not be any further from the truth. There are probably 10-15 shows from 78-91 that even come close to standing up next to many, many shows previous to those time periods.

Everyone likes the version of the band that they like, and best of this and that is certainly subjective. But no objective listener can say that the band was more creative or executed more precisely in the years following 77.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: agstwst33 Date: Feb 24, 2010 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

my statement of saying that some of the best music from Jerry and the band,is not only my opinion,but was also the opinion of Blair Jackson.From his book"GARCIA-an american life,"Blair aslo stated that "some of the best playing of Garcia`s career ocurred between 1988 and the spring of 1990,and the rest of the band was right there with him-always getting stronger,constantly upping the intensity level of the whole." ......so instead of just trying to bang into peoples head that the Dead were only worth lstening to in the 70s,which i can say were full of unbelievable moments of fabulous music,try listening for the way band tremendously improved from 84-86 to the way they played in latter years of the 80s.

(the quote from Blair Jacksons book "Garcia-an american life,"was taken from page 385 about halfway down the page if intrested.)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

"...no objective listener can say that the band was more creative or executed more precisely in the years following 77."

Fact!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

in your own mind cliff... what about early 78 and mid 79 tours ?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2010 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry deserves nothing but our respect!

Hey CC--I couldn't have said it better, but we better hope BillyDL doesn't drop in and see us dis'n 82.